18 Safe Home Remedies for Weight Loss

By:Bhadra Kamalasanan, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 15, 2014

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Stop dieting and start eating! These safe home remedies for weight loss will help you cut calories in no time.
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    Healthy Ways of Losing Weight

    Nutritionists have it that there is an optimum weight condition for both men and women, one that is proportionate to the height, age and gender of the individual. When the fat content of a person’s body exceeds that of the normal values, he/she could be overweight or even obese. Being overweight leads to a lot of noticeable problems in a person’s body, but you need not worry as there are lots of things that you can do to lose some extra kilos.

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    Bottle Gourd

    Bottle gourd is rich in fibre and has zero fat. It prevents hunger pangs by keeping the stomach filled for several hours at a stretch. You may take it in liquid form or make a vegetable puree out of it.

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    Cabbage

    If you have a sweet tooth and can’t resist eating at least one bar of chocolate every day, you can prevent the sweet from converting into fats by eating lots of cabbage. This super vegetable has tartaric acid the consumption of which can help you to burn fats from even the stubborn areas such as the thighs and belly.

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    Capsaicin

    Capsaicin is a natural substance that is found in abundance in chili peppers. It is well-known for its ability to speed metabolism up and plummet fatty tissues while also regulating and keeping one’s appetite in check.

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    Carrots

    Carrots are loaded with fibre and at least half of it is soluble fibre called calcium pectate. This fibrous content is what makes it a natural weight loss food. Drinking carrot juice every day can prove to be a healthy stomach-filling drink that also does not accumulate calories.

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    Apple Cider Vinegar

    This has been proven to benefit those looking forward to lose some weight. Mix apple cider vinegar with water and take it every morning and you’d see how you get rid of unwanted fats in no time.

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    Cranberries

    Cranberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which prevent the formation of free radicals and keep a check on the weight. Consume cranberry juice on a regular basis to see amazing results.

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    Cucumber

    Cucumber has always been considered a cooling agent both for the internal as well as external parts of the body. 90 percent of a cucumber is water, which helps in breaking the fat cells. So, try to eat cucumbers along with your regular meals. They will  keep you full and will carry zero threat of weight gain.

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    Fennel Seeds

    An important part of Indian cuisine, we owe a lot to the power of this super food. Fennel seeds keep the digestive process intact. Having a cup of fennel seed tea prior to meals can curb appetite.

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    Green Tea

    Green tea has always been known as a powerful weight loss trigger; be thankful to the antioxidants that it has. If green tea is consumed regularly, preferably on a daily basis, one is likely to get the most out of it. Experts recommend drinking green tea without sugar.

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    Honey and Lemon

    Honey and lemon work wonders for the body. They help to control weight and balance out a lot of other irregularities in the functioning of the body. Take a glass of lukewarm water and add a teaspoon of honey, 2 tbsp of lemon juice and a pinch of black pepper. Drink this mixture on an empty stomach first sting in the morning.

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    Papaya

    Papaya clears gastric troubles and keeps the body’s system clean. For a relatively quick weight loss, have a few pieces of the fruit in the morning every day.

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    Parsley

    Parsley is an amazing source of good health for the kidneys as it detoxifies them and keeps them healthy. Besides, it is an amazing feed for your stomach. It prevents weight gain by keeping hunger pangs away, thus preventing unnecessary binging.

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    Ragi

    Finger millets or ragi is a source of calcium, vitamin B1 and B2 and phosphorous, which helps in curbing appetite. For effective results, try to eat chapattis made out of ragi in your meals, preferably every day.

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    Peach

    Peach is a zero fat food that has about 68 calories. So, instead of eating a whole meal, just grab a large peach at meal time. This will prevent any unnecessary calories from causing your body to bulge. You will shrink almost magically if you make peach a part of your routine.

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    Tomatoes

    Tomatoes are super healthy fruits that keep the immune system healthy with their vitamin C content. They also have beta-carotene and other carotenoids that have several disease-preventing properties that particularly target cancer and heart diseases.

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    Water

    Drink lots of water. The electrolytes present in it aide weight reduction. Besides, having water just before meals prevents unnecessary binging, controlling portion sizes.

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    Yoga

    Yoga is an age-old practice for a healthy mind and body that has been going around for centuries. Yoga has been recognised worldwide as a weight loss remedy. With there being so many asanas and positions, you can target certain parts of your body that have excess fat and do the corresponding exercise. Yoga is highly effective in removing fat that has been accumulated in a particular area for years.

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    Indian Plum

    Drinking the juice of jujube leaves in the morning everyday has been linked to weight loss reduction. Soak a few jujube leaves in water and let it remain so overnight. When you wake up in the morning, drink the soaked water on an empty stomach. Try to make this a routine for at least the next 30 days.

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